Does Eating Once a Day Help You Lose Weight?

Since the early 1990s, intermittent fasting has been used for everything from treating diabetes to boosting the immune system. But did you know that the time at which you eat could affect how much you lose? According to research, eating once a day – either in the morning or in the evening – may be the most effective way of shedding excess weight.

If you’re looking to lose weight, how much should you eat each day? Does eating smaller portions help or hinder the process? Should you snack or eat regular meals as part of your diet? Let’s explore the various factors that affect how you lose weight and what you should eat while on the keto diet. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of intermittent fasting.

When To Eat

While the time of day that you eat may not be as critical as the amount that you eat, it can still have an effect on how much you lose. As we discussed in the last blog post, some studies have shown that eating certain foods at different times of day can help you lose weight. For example, eating the same amount of calories but at different times of day may help you lose more weight than if you had eaten the same amount of calories but at the same time each day. This phenomenon is known as time-restricted feeding (TRF) and could be a great strategy for those trying to lose weight.

Time-restricted feeding can be an effective tool for weight loss. | Source: Wikipedia

Eating Frequency

Another factor that can affect how you lose weight is the frequency with which you eat. In general, the results of clinical trials suggest that eating once a day may be more beneficial than eating more frequently. For instance, in one trial, participants who ate every other day and those who ate three times a day each lost the same amount of weight over the course of a year. However, those who ate every day tended to keep the weight off better than those who didn’t eat as frequently. This makes sense because it is more difficult for the body to adjust to periodic starvation than it is to adjust to sustained consumption of food. This also means that if you want to lose weight, you may need to eat less frequently rather than more to achieve the same effect.

An intermittent fasting diet, in which you eat once a day, is one of the most popular ways of entering the keto diet. In fact, the first-ever edition of the keto diet app specifically caters to intermittent fasting diets. This app is called Ketone Diet and was developed by a doctor named Stephen Colbert. The doctor’s goal was to create a diet that could help people enter ketosis more easily than other diets while still keeping their appetite in check. This made the ketone diet an ideal choice for an intermittent fasting lifestyle. Many people have found success with this diet because it requires very little planning and effort. Those who use this app experience improvements in energy levels and mental clarity. Some even report an improvement in the way they experience food. This may be because when your body is unable to get nutrition regularly, it has to find ways to store it as fat which can alter the way you experience food. For this reason, eating once a day may have the potential to change the way you look at food and the way you experience life. It may even help you lose weight!

On the other hand, those who try to lose weight with a higher frequency of eating often find that it’s difficult to keep off extra pounds. This could be due to a number of factors, but it’s often the result of improper portion control and the consumption of too many calories. Having extra snacks between meals or eating large meals three times a day can also hamper weight loss because it triggers another insulin response from the body. This, in turn, can cause you to store more calories as fat. Another possible explanation is that eating frequently may keep your metabolism in a state of high alertness which impedes the ability of the body to lose weight.

What To Eat

When you’re trying to lose weight, you need to make careful considerations about what to eat. This is especially true if you’re aiming for success on a keto diet. It’s a well-known fact that this kind of diet can cause some people to experience bad gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or digestive issues. This is why when you’re first starting out on a keto diet, it’s important to do your research and find out what kinds of foods work best for you. For instance, some people who try the diet experience improved energy levels and mental clarity while others gain weight due to a decreased appetite. This makes it essential to figure out what you need to eat to lose weight and how you need to eat it to maximize your results.


Once you’ve entered ketosis, you’re in a state of ketosis where your body naturally produces ketones in your blood. These ketones give off a different flavor than those produced in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), otherwise known as ketoacidosis diabetic ketoacidosis (KA-DKA). This is why if you experience bad GI effects from eating too much sugar (even when in ketosis), you’re most likely suffering from DKA rather than KA-DKA. KA-DKA is characterized by excessive hunger and thirst, along with the production of ketones in the blood which give off a very acrid smell. As I’ve mentioned before, this is why it’s important to pay attention to how you feel when you eat or drink something which contains sugar. You may be experiencing DKA, which can cause you to lose a lot of weight quickly without you even noticing it!

If you experience weight loss on a keto diet, it’s usually a good idea to consult with your doctor to make sure that you’re not suffering from DKA. This is a condition which, if left untreated, can be quite dangerous. If you do suffer from DKA, your weight loss will slow down until you’re able to eat normal amounts of food again. At that point, you’ll likely need to start over again because the weight will keep coming off even if you’re not consciously trying to lose it.

Metabolism Boosters

Certain foods can increase your body’s metabolic rate and help you burn calories more effectively than others. For instance, the B vitamin niacin can greatly increase the body’s ability to utilize fats for energy, meaning it can help you lose weight even if you consume the same amount of calories as before. This is one of the reasons why some diets are so effective at inducing weight loss: they alter your body’s fuel source and, as a result, change how you utilize calories. For this reason, it’s a good idea to try and include more foods which contain metabolic boosting substances in your diet.

While we can’t control where our fuel sources come from, we can control how we utilize them. This is why knowing which foods help your body to metabolize more effectively can be useful information when trying to lose weight. For instance, the cabbage family of veggie (especially brussels sprouts and broccoli) has been found to significantly increase energy expenditure in the body. On the other hand, some foods have been known to decrease your body’s metabolic rate (such as potatoes and pasta). So, if you want to naturally increase your metabolism and burn calories more effectively, include more vegetables and fruits in your diet.

What’s The Difference?

To understand the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis and ketoacidosis, you need to know a little bit about diabetes mellitus. The most common type of diabetes is type 2 diabetes mellitus (also known as adult-onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus). People with type 2 diabetes need to consume a certain amount of carbohydrates in order to produce insulin, a hormone which enables the body to utilize sugar for energy. People with this kind of diabetes usually have to consciously monitor their carbohydrate intake and closely monitor their blood sugar levels. Eating foods which contain carbohydrates and, especially, sugar can cause blood sugar to skyrocket which, in turn, can cause the body to enter a state of ketosis. However, the two states are not mutually exclusive: you can be in ketosis and still have some sugar in your blood due to high blood sugar levels caused by dietary sugar. (1)